Who’s Who ‘K’

Keble John, Tractarian leader and Writer 1792-1866, Educated Corpus Christi Oxford, a brilliant student aged 19 elected to a Fellowship at Oriel. Ordained in 1815. Assisted his Father in the parish in the Cotswolds from 1823. In 1827 published the influential Christian Year – a compendium of Poems and Hymns for the Christian Year which proved very popular. 1831 Keble was appointed Oxford Professor of Poetry. In 1833 he preached the Assize Sermon entitled National Apostasy, taking exception to the government’s re-arrangement of the Church in Ireland. He wrote several of Tracts for the Times. He also explored and published the writings of the Fathers, especially Irenaeus. He republished Richard Hooker’s Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. After Newman left the Church of England, Keble worked with Pusey to support Anglo Catholicism in the C of E.  He defended catholic doctrines like the Real Presence at the Eucharist and was morally conservative, opposing liberalisation of the Divorce Laws. In 1836 he had become a parish priest near Winchester and remained there until his death.  Keble College was founded in his memory.      

Kempe, Margery author and Pilgrim c1373-c1433. Born at Kings Lynn Norfolk. Married John Kempe, burgess, with whom she had 14 children after which she took vows of chastity.  She became a Pilgrim and employed a priest to write her memoirs. Given to mystical experience, tears and highly emotional union with Christ. Frequently went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Compostela and the Baltic, and often mistaken for a Lollard.Kendrick Graham, Song Writer, Musician and Worship Leader 1950- Brought up in Laindon, Essex. A member of Ichthus Christian Fellowship. Founder member with Gerald Coates and Roger Forster of March for Jesus. Composer of Shine Jesus Shine, Meekness and Majesty, Let the Flame Burn Brighter, Make Way Make way. He was the first modern song writer leading with a band to break the Hymn/Chorus mould, and so opened the way for band led worship. Many others were to follow him eg notably Stuart Townend, Matt Redman and Tim Hughes.  Kendrick has been awarded a DD by Brunel University, the London School of Theology and Wycliffe College Toronto indicating his combination of perceptive theology with a contemporary sound.